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Grade 7–GESHER IS AMAZING!

Posted on March 12, 2018

Our siyyum (commencement) is just two months away!  We discussed that while their Gesher commencement is a significant milestone marking the culmination of their Temple Israel Religious School education, it is also a fork in the road.  And of each student we ask, how will you continue to nourish your Jewish souls?  
We reviewed Pirkei Avot 4: 1
Who is wise?  One who learns from all people. 
Who is mighty?  One who overcomes his/her impulses. 
Who is rich?  One who is satisfied with his/her portion. 
Who is worthy of honor?  One who honors all people.
And we wondered about these as possible personality types like the four children in the Haggadah (wise, wicked, simple and the one who does not know how to ask).  If each of these (wise, mighty, rich and honorable) asked a question at the seder, what would he/she ask?

Gesher students worked in pairs to create video commentaries on Pirkei Avot 4:1 in which each pair focused on once personality type.